Books may well be the only true magic.
-- Alice Hoffman in New York Times

Young readersElementary readersUpper elementary readers
8 stars


AR: 5.4
Lexile: 830
RC: 4.8
by Andrew Clements     Illus. by Brian Selznick
Short Novel
Genre: Realistic Funny Fiction

Original post — Thursday, July 28, 2005

This book is about this "trouble-maker" kid who does things like encourage new teachers to turn their classrooms into "beaches" (with sand)! When he invents a new word, "frindle", it starts a war with his English teacher that goes farther than anyone expects.

This is a "quiet" book with not a lot of action. But, I think you would like it anyway. It was fun to read, though a little slow at the beginning. The ending totally makes up for the slow beginning! It's the best! By the way, the AR rating seems kind of high to me. It's short and pretty easy to understand, so go for it!

(Last modified:08/24/2007)


Warning: mysql_connect(): No such file or directory in /home/steflo10/ on line 78

Warning: mysql_query(): No such file or directory in /home/steflo10/ on line 82

Warning: mysql_query(): A link to the server could not be established in /home/steflo10/ on line 82

Warning: mysql_close(): no MySQL-Link resource supplied in /home/steflo10/ on line 84

Warning: mysql_fetch_row() expects parameter 1 to be resource, boolean given in /home/steflo10/ on line 86
Name: (required)
Email: (optional; will not be displayed or shared)
Comment: (no HTML please!)

All comments must be approved before being displayed.